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Warrant: Rapper YFN Lucci was driver in fatal shooting

Jan. 15, 2021 8:40 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci is accused of being the driver in a gang-related drive-by shooting that left one man dead and another wounded, authorities said. The 29-year-old rapper turned himself in Wednesday, a day after Atlanta police announced murder charges against Lucci, whose real name is...

FILE - In this  Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008 file photo, United States' relay swimmer Klete Keller reacts after a men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay heat during the swimming competitions in the National Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021  with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle, File)

Olympic swimmer released but ordered to stay away from DC

Jan. 14, 2021 6:27 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A five-time Olympic swimming medalist charged with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol was released from federal custody Thursday but ordered to stay away from Washington, D.C. until after next week's inauguration. Klete Keller, who lives in Colorado, appeared during a brief...

FILE - In this  Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008 file photo, United States' relay swimmer Klete Keller reacts after a men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay heat during the swimming competitions in the National Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021  with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle, File)

Olympian Keller charged with taking part in US Capitol riot

Jan. 13, 2021 9:06 PM EST

Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week. An FBI complaint filed in U.S. District Court, citing screenshots from the video, requested a...

Security forces patrol the streets near opposition leader Bobi Wine headquarters in Kampala, Uganda Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.The United States ambassador to Uganda said Wednesday the embassy has canceled plans to observe the country's tense presidential election on Thursday, citing a decision by electoral authorities to deny accreditation to most members of the observation team.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Internet 'blackout' in Uganda on eve of tense election

Jan. 13, 2021 1:12 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities appeared to cut off internet access in the country Wednesday night on the eve of a tense presidential election, while a lawyer for leading opposition candidate Bobi Wine said all contact had been lost with him. “Confirmed: Uganda is now in the midst of a...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019 file photo, rapper YFN Lucci, whose real name is Rayshawn Bennett, attends the world premiere of the final season of Starz TV's

Police: Rapper YFN Lucci wanted for murder in shooting

Jan. 13, 2021 7:32 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci is wanted for murder in a December shooting that left one dead and another wounded, authorities said. Atlanta police also announced a $5,000 reward on Tuesday for information leading to the arrest of the 29-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rayshawn Bennett, news...

A person walks by newly-placed barricades around the Supreme Court Building, the day after violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Congress in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Supreme Court wrestles with Georgia college free speech case

Jan. 12, 2021 2:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with whether to revive a lawsuit brought by a Georgia college student who sued school officials after being prevented from distributing Christian literature on campus. The school, Georgia Gwinnett College, has since changed its policies and the...

Ghislaine Maxwell appeals bail rejection in sex abuse case

Jan. 12, 2021 11:52 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The British socialite awaiting trial on charges that she recruited girls in the 1990s for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse is appealing a judge’s order that she remain jailed. Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell notified a trial judge Monday of plans to appeal her decision two weeks ago...

Judge sets May sentencing for Michael Avenatti in Nike case

Jan. 11, 2021 6:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti will be sentenced in May for his conviction on charges of trying to extort $25 million from Nike, a judge said Monday. Judge Paul G. Gardephe in Manhattan set the May 7 date for the once fast-rising lawyer known for combative online clashes with President Donald Trump while...

Memphis Grizzlies forward Xavier Tillman (2) shoots between Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris (12) and center Jarrett Allen (31) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Brooks leads Grizzlies to 1st home victory 115-110 over Nets

Jan. 8, 2021 11:47 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Despite losing another key player — this time for coronavirus safety concerns — the Memphis Grizzlies were able to hold on for their first win at home this season. Dillon Brooks scored 24 points and Memphis pulled out a 115-110 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday...

FILE - DaBaby arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Grammy-nominated rapper has been released from a Los Angeles County jail after an arrest in Beverly Hills, Calif., where police said he took a loaded gun into an upscale store on Rodeo Drive. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Rapper DaBaby arrested on Beverly Hills weapons allegation

Jan. 8, 2021 5:02 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby has been released from a Los Angeles County jail after an arrest in Beverly Hills, where police said he took a loaded gun into an upscale store on Rodeo Drive. DaBaby, whose legal name is Jonathan Kirk, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of...